Resume check



  • Hello everyone! Can you please evaluate my Canadian resume feel free to judge.

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Sh6cKesK1mFJmkdN5udtAVDfj8ACE_31PVRWlvTMAF0/edit?usp=sharing

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darreljaderelanopol/

    Thank you in advance!



  • Perhaps use a smaller font so it all fits on one page; might have to remove one or two line items.



  • I'd cut down or remove the "Part Time Instructor | National College of Business and Arts" section.

    Only thing I can think of when reading that, is what kind of real job you had if you could work part time simultaneously.

    I'd also put your education last in the list because as an employer I would be more interested to check your skills and where you worked (what kind of projects did you do, what kind of clients) before looking at your education. Just the principle of showing your strongest selling points first. But maybe that's just me.



  • @darrel

    I liked the fact you put continuous integration as it is very trendy work.

    But if only we can find someone that can actually do it ....



  • First thought...

    I never, ever put my address on a resume. That's inappropriate information that has no business being there. It looks foolish, like you aren't considering the audience or security; and it acts as filler and that's bad, too. No business that's legit would ever care where you live. Your metro area, sure. Your street address? Hell no.

    I won't put my phone number on either. But lots of people do. But leave off the +1, almost all of North America is a +1. No one in the US or Canada writes that in phone numbers, because all of the US and Canada see the "1" as a long distance code, and they don't write their numbers that way. It flags you as not being a local.



  • @momurda said in Resume check:

    Perhaps use a smaller font so it all fits on one page; might have to remove one or two line items.

    This, trim and shrink till it fits on one page. If you can't fill two pages, you make it just one.



  • @pete-s said in Resume check:

    I'd also put your education last in the list because as an employer I would be more interested to check your skills and where you worked (what kind of projects did you do, what kind of clients) before looking at your education. Just the principle of showing your strongest selling points first. But maybe that's just me.

    I agree, education is the least important, it goes last. Putting it up top is what students do with no job experience. You want to act like your degree is irrelevant, but maybe HR requires one. You don't want to act like it is your degree that is impressive, because that's like being asked what makes you special and saying "well, I'm alive, is that enough?" Basically everyone has at least a degree or something more; so it's not something to highlight. But we understand that it is sometimes requires as a checkbox.



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    This part needs tuning.

    You list proficiency, then more stuff. Make that a single list. And what does "Telerik Kendo or MVC" mean, shouldn't that be a comma? Telerik and MVC are unrelated.

    Don't list all that then say that you are proficient with Microsoft tech and object orientation, that's redundant. Maybe add "design patterns" into your list, but leave it at that. That's two lines you can eliminate right there.

    Problem solving and creative thinking are not thing to put on a CV. Everyone says that, it's just filler.



  • @emad-r said in Resume check:

    @darrel

    I liked the fact you put continuous integration as it is very trendy work.

    But if only we can find someone that can actually do it ....

    Thanks for the review man!



  • @pete-s said in Resume check:

    I'd cut down or remove the "Part Time Instructor | National College of Business and Arts" section.

    Only thing I can think of when reading that, is what kind of real job you had if you could work part time simultaneously.

    I'd also put your education last in the list because as an employer I would be more interested to check your skills and where you worked (what kind of projects did you do, what kind of clients) before looking at your education. Just the principle of showing your strongest selling points first. But maybe that's just me.

    I actually agree with you. Its just feel so empty putting it at the end page. But anyway, will still move it. Thanks for the feedback!



  • @scottalanmiller said in Resume check:

    First thought...

    I never, ever put my address on a resume. That's inappropriate information that has no business being there. It looks foolish, like you aren't considering the audience or security; and it acts as filler and that's bad, too. No business that's legit would ever care where you live. Your metro area, sure. Your street address? Hell no.

    I won't put my phone number on either. But lots of people do. But leave off the +1, almost all of North America is a +1. No one in the US or Canada writes that in phone numbers, because all of the US and Canada see the "1" as a long distance code, and they don't write their numbers that way. It flags you as not being a local.

    This is really a big help. I've already removed the street address. As for the contact number, I just copied what my Aunt gave to me. HAHA! Anyway, I've changed it now. Thank you @scottalanmiller you're a saver as always.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Resume check:

    First thought...

    I never, ever put my address on a resume.
    Your metro area, sure. Your street address? Hell no.

    I won't put my phone number on either.

    Might be missing something here, but if you don't put contact details on there, how do they contact you to give you an interview?



  • @darrel said in Resume check:

    Hello everyone! Can you please evaluate my Canadian resume feel free to judge.

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Sh6cKesK1mFJmkdN5udtAVDfj8ACE_31PVRWlvTMAF0/edit?usp=sharing

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darreljaderelanopol/

    Thank you in advance!

    Whoop! I just updated my resume based on your comments and suggestions. If you still have time, please review again. Thank you!



  • @hobbit666 said in Resume check:

    @scottalanmiller said in Resume check:

    First thought...

    I never, ever put my address on a resume.
    Your metro area, sure. Your street address? Hell no.

    I won't put my phone number on either.

    Might be missing something here, but if you don't put contact details on there, how do they contact you to give you an interview?

    Most of the time you're filling out forms on a website and the resume is just an attachment. Not always though



  • @hobbit666 said in Resume check:

    @scottalanmiller said in Resume check:

    First thought...

    I never, ever put my address on a resume.
    Your metro area, sure. Your street address? Hell no.

    I won't put my phone number on either.

    Might be missing something here, but if you don't put contact details on there, how do they contact you to give you an interview?

    Email is the appropriate contact method for random CVs. When, though, do you ever give out a CV to someone random who doesn't have your contact info? I've never, in 30 years in the industry, needed to hand out my CV instead of my contact information. Anyone with my CV always has my contact info. Not like I'm leaving it in dinners for random people to pick up. If someone is legit needing to reach me, email me for my phone number - on that crazy rare occasion that you got my CV from a public bulletin board and not from me or a headhunter.



  • @wirestyle22 said in Resume check:

    @hobbit666 said in Resume check:

    @scottalanmiller said in Resume check:

    First thought...

    I never, ever put my address on a resume.
    Your metro area, sure. Your street address? Hell no.

    I won't put my phone number on either.

    Might be missing something here, but if you don't put contact details on there, how do they contact you to give you an interview?

    Most of the time you're filling out forms on a website and the resume is just an attachment. Not always though

    That's most, but of the "others", can you think of any that don't involve a headhunter or email? I can't think of any non-contrived scenario where it would be needed. But it's not something you want floating around randomly.



  • @darrel said in Resume check:

    @darrel said in Resume check:

    Hello everyone! Can you please evaluate my Canadian resume feel free to judge.

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Sh6cKesK1mFJmkdN5udtAVDfj8ACE_31PVRWlvTMAF0/edit?usp=sharing

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darreljaderelanopol/

    Thank you in advance!

    Whoop! I just updated my resume based on your comments and suggestions. If you still have time, please review again. Thank you!

    Looking much better.



  • Is the line stating references are available upon request needed? If a potential employer needs references, won't they ask unless they see that?



  • @obsolesce said in Resume check:

    Is the line stating references are available upon request needed? If a potential employer needs references, won't they ask unless they see that?

    I don't think that it is, it's always assumed. There should always be references, and they should always be by request. As long as it all fits on one page, it's okay either way.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Resume check:

    @obsolesce said in Resume check:

    Is the line stating references are available upon request needed? If a potential employer needs references, won't they ask unless they see that?

    I don't think that it is, it's always assumed. There should always be references, and they should always be by request. As long as it all fits on one page, it's okay either way.

    I wouldn't put references on the resume... that part comes much later and IMO has no place on resumes.



  • @obsolesce said in Resume check:

    @scottalanmiller said in Resume check:

    @obsolesce said in Resume check:

    Is the line stating references are available upon request needed? If a potential employer needs references, won't they ask unless they see that?

    I don't think that it is, it's always assumed. There should always be references, and they should always be by request. As long as it all fits on one page, it's okay either way.

    I wouldn't put references on the resume... that part comes much later and IMO has no place on resumes.

    Agreed, I avoid anything that is obvious, unnecessary, redundant, etc. I keep the CV very lean, just the bits that matter.



  • Hello @darrel , Please let us know what's going on there now.



  • @Joy said in Resume check:

    Hello @darrel , Please let us know what's going on there now.

    He's probably too cold to respond!



  • @Joy said in Resume check:

    Hello @darrel , Please let us know what's going on there now.

    Doing very very great here! So COLD!


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